What was the United States army originally known as?



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    During the Revolutionary War it was called the Continental Army.  It was disbanded after the war, but was recreated into the United States Army by the Continental Congress on June 14th, 1784.

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    The US army first formed during the American Revolution.  It was originally called the Continental Army.

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          The United States Army has its origins in the Continental Army, which fought against the British in the Revolutionary War. The Continental Army was founded on May 10, 1775, less than three weeks after the Battles of Lexington and Concord.

         The founders had a mistrust of standing armies, so the Continental Army was disbanded after the war. However, It soon became clear that a standing army was necessary for the security of the new nation, and the Continental Army was recreated as the U.S. Army on June 14, 1784. 




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